The SS Guard

Ariel Ricker
  • SSRN Electronic Journal, January 2012, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.2295296

The SS Guard & (Ir)Rationality

What is it about?

This chapter focuses on how rationality and irrationality of the SS camp guards was not engendered or as solidified solely under Nazi doctrine as often idealized in Goebbels’ escapist film and radio productions; rather the guards’ rationality/irrationality practices in this liminal state often fell far short of the stringent standards promoted in state depiction of the conceptualized SS man.

Why is it important?

To better understand the formation of rationality and irrationality of the typical SS guard in Auschwitz.

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